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Solar Schools Are Better Schools

Hot off the presses, a new report released today by SEIA, The Solar Foundation, and Generation 180 shows vast growth in solar on K-12 schools in the United States. Solar capacity on our country’s schools has nearly doubled since the last version of this report in 2014, with 5,489 K-12 schools now powered by solar, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:23:39+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Renewable Energy Is Now Unstoppable

Wind and solar energy are the lowest cost options in most of the U.S., and that'll make it very hard to stop the renewable energy freight train from running over fossil fuels. Utilities that need to build new power generation facilities or replace old ones are going to have a hard time justifying anything but [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:28:34+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Jamaica Must Capitalise On Renewable Energy, Says Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica must capitalise on the availability of renewable energy. He explained that the country would be in a far better position if it could convert naturally occurring forces into energy. "It is possible for Jamaica to go to approximately 50 per cent of its energy needs provided by alternatives," Holness [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:17:27+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Accelerated Action on Energy Needed to Implement Paris

UN CLIMATE CHANGE PRESS RELEASE / 10 NOV, 2017 Bonn, Germany, 10 Nov 2017 – Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday at Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean [...]

By | 2017-11-10T17:39:35+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Hurricane Recovery Plans for the BVI and Beyond

Hurricanes Irma and Maria are still fresh in the mind of all of us who experienced them in the British Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean. These hurricanes have affected so many people, and everyone will have their own heart-breaking, moving and inspiring story to tell. I wanted to highlight a few, and share what I’ve [...]

By | 2017-11-03T15:11:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

Tipping Point For Natural Gas: Huge Project Canceled in California

So … that was fast. US natural gas stakeholders barely had time to congratulate themselves for pushing coal out of the power generation market, and it looks like karma is already getting the last laugh. Low-cost renewable energy is beginning to nudge natural gas aside. In the most recent and striking development, California’s massive 262-megawatt [...]

By | 2017-10-25T18:14:40+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

Yes, The U.S. Grid Survived The Solar Eclipse

Thanks to smart planning and the power grid’s ever-growing resilience, Monday’s solar eclipse appears to have gone off without a hitch for grid operators and utilities across the country despite the event’s big impact on solar generation. For example, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) typically relies on a significant amount of solar energy, but CAISO spokesperson [...]

By | 2017-08-23T16:12:38+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

JPS To Spend US$100 Million To Reduce Energy Costs

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the island's sole distributor of electricity, said it will be doubling its expenditure on energy projects by December this year in an attempt to drive down the cost of energy. JPS views the investment as key to driving efficiencies, according to Chairman Seji Kawamura, who was appointed earlier this year, [...]

By | 2017-07-30T22:00:13+00:00 July 30th, 2017|